SAS® 9.4 Support for Other Third-Party Software Products


SAS AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins Version 4.4 on Windows - Eclipse SDK Version 4.2.2;  32-bit  |   64-bit

Note: Beginning with SAS 9.4M8, AppDev Studio is no longer available from SAS.

Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers bundle: This bundle contains tools for Java developers creating Java EE and web applications, including a Java IDE, tools for Java EE and JSF, Mylyn and others. While SAS AppDev Studio Eclipse Plug-ins only installs on 64 bit Windows, it is possible to use 32 or 64 bit version of Eclipse.


Certain SAS 9.4 products support the installation of optional ESRI ArcGIS components. For all SAS 9.4 Supported Platforms:

For more information about ArcGIS, see the SAS Enterprise Guide User’s Guide.


Certain SAS 9.4 products require the installation of Junit 4.13.1 or later in order to support the SAS Deployment Tester. If the SAS Deployment Wizard prompts you for the JUnit Jar File, install JUnit 4.13.1 or later and specify a path to junit-4.13.1.jar or a later version.

The Junit update that has been tested with SAS 9.4M8 is available from

Platform Suite for SAS®

SAS recommends upgrading to SAS 9.4M8 and Platform Suite for SAS® to 13.1.

SAS Platform Suite for SAS versions 8.1 and 9.1 and the SAS 9.4M2 - M4 Grid Manager for Platform releases that include these offerings will be provided Limited Support as of April 30, 2023.  This is in accordance with the SAS Support Policy SAS® Software Support When Third-Party Vendors Drop Support.

The End of Life/End of Support for All Editions of IBM Platform LSF V9 Family included in Platform Suite for SAS versions 8.1 and 9.1 occurred on April 30, 2020 and jointly, IBM and SAS extended support for these offerings for an additional three years to SAS Customers.  Customers operating with older Platform Suite for SAS 8.1 and 9.1 (released in 2015) and SAS Grid Manager for Platform on SAS 9.4M2 - M4 (released in 2016) should update those systems to SAS 9.4M7 or later where these offerings receive SAS Standard Support.

For those customers who choose not to upgrade to SAS 9.4M8 but wish to upgrade to the latest release of Platform Suite for SAS that receives SAS Standard Support, see the following SAS Notes:

  • Usage Note 68686: Independent upgrade of Platform Suite for SAS® to Version 12.1 for UNIX on SAS® 9.4M2, SAS® 9.4M3, and SAS® 9.4M4
  • Usage Note 68687: Independent upgrade of Platform Suite for SAS® to Version 12.1 for Windows on SAS® 9.4M2, SAS® 9.4M3, and SAS® 9.4M4


The final build of PostgreSQL 9.5 reached end-of-life on 11 February 2021. If you are installing SAS 9.4M8 for the first time or you are migrating previous SAS deployments to SAS 9.4M8, your version of PostgreSQL is automatically upgraded to PostgreSQL 14. No additional steps are required.

However, if you are performing an upgrade in place, those deployments are not automatically upgraded to PostgreSQL 14. For more information, see SAS 9.4M8: Upgrading to PostgreSQL 14.


SAS Web Server requires Microsoft Windows PowerShell. SAS 9.4 supports PowerShell 5.0 or later.
With earlier versions of SAS software, SAS Deployment Wizard might display a path to PowerShell 1.0 even though the actual version may be 2.0 or later. Check SAS Note 50123 for more details.


If you are installing SAS 9.4M5 (TS1M5) or earlier, SAS Information Retrieval Studio, a required component of SAS® Visual Analytics, requires Python 2.7.x or later within 2.x. With SAS 9.4M6 (TS1M6) and later, SAS Information Retrieval Studio supports Python 2.7.x and later, including 3.x.

Note: Support for Python 2.7 ended in January 2020. See

Note: Installation on Windows supports only the distribution of Python by the Python Software Foundation. You must first install Python and then install the pywin32 module in a separate installation step. The Python distribution from ActiveState Software (Active Python Community Edition) is not supported.

Obtain Python from the Python Software Foundation:

  • Windows 64-bit - Python Software Foundation. If you install Python from Python Software Foundation, you must also install the pywin32 module from a command prompt with the following command:

    IMPORTANT: You must launch the command prompt with Administrator privileges. Right-click the Command Prompt app in the Start menu and select Run as administrator.

"path-to-python-installation-directory\Scripts\pip.exe" install --trusted-host --trusted-host --trusted-host pywin32

For Python 3.8 (or later), make sure that you run the following command as a post-installation step in order to enable the pywin32 module:

"path-to-python-installation-directory\python.exe" "path-to-python-installation-directory\Scripts\" -install

WebDAV Servers

WebDAV functionality is provided to the SAS web applications and solutions in SAS 9.4 by the SAS® Content Server.

X11 Servers

The SAS® Download Manager and the SAS® Deployment Wizard provide a windowing interface that requires an X11 server in UNIX and z/OS environments. If an X11 server is not available, console mode enables you to use the SAS Download Manager and the SAS Deployment Wizard in a text-based terminal window without an X11 server. For details on using console mode, see the SAS® Deployment Wizard and SAS® Deployment Manager 9.4: User's Guide.

When you deploy SAS® Data Integration Server or SAS® IT Resource Management under UNIX or z/OS, you must have a virtual frame buffer such as Xvfb running on the target host if you are using console mode.

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